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Buddhism VS Christianity

World History Project

Megan Thomas

on 10 October 2012

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Megan & Austin Buddhism VS Christianity Dhammapada ("The Path of Truth"):
Collection of Buddas sayings in verse form, 423 verses in 26 chapters
Verses are simple and easily understood
Uses simple devices like similies and metaphors
Each verse contains a piece of advice
In the verses Buddha says the greatest of all conquests is the conquests of ones self; he says we need to escape from the evils of passion, hatred and ignorance; & to strive hard to attain freedom from craving and freedom from the round of rebirths. Bible VS Dhammapada Ten Commandments VS 4 Noble Truths Father Holy Trinity Also called the Three Treasures, Three Refuges, Precious Triad, or most commonly the Triple Gem are the three things that Buddhists take refuge in, and look toward for guidance, in the process known as taking refuge. 3 Jewels Bible ("Holy Word Of God"):
Account of all of Gods actions & his purpose for all of creation
Writing of the Bible took place over sixteen centuries and is the work of over forty human authors
It contains stories about the lives of good & bad people, about battles and journeys, about the life of Jesus along with letters written to groups of Christians that met in homes.
Written in narratives, dialogues, proverbs, parables, songs, allegories, in history and prophecy.

•You shall have no other gods before me.
•You shall not make for yourself an image.
•You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God
•Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
•Honor your father and your mother
•You shall not murder.
•You shall not commit adultery.
•You shall not steal.
•You shall not give false testimony
against your neighbor.
•You shall not covet. The divine rules of conduct given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai. These commandments are the heart of the divine law in the Old Testament. Son Holy Spirit God the Father is a title given to God in modern monotheist religions, such as Christianity, in part because he is viewed as having an active interest in human affairs, in the way that a father would take an interest in his children who are dependent on him God the Son is the second person of the Trinity in Christian theology. The doctrine of the Trinity identifies Jesus as God the Son 1. Life means suffering.
2. The origin of suffering is attachment.
3. The cessation of suffering is attainable.
4. The path to the cessation of suffering.

The Four Noble Truths are one of the central teachings of the Buddhist tradition. According to the Buddhist tradition, the Buddha first taught the four noble truths in the very first teaching he gave after he attained enlightenment. For the majority of Christians, the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity. The Holy Spirit is seen by most Christians as one person of the Triune God manifested as three divine persons. Buddha:the ideal or highest spiritual potential that exists within all beings
Dharma: teachings of Buddah
Sangha:The community of those who have attained enlightenment, who may help a practicing Buddhist to do the same. Also used more broadly to refer to the community of practicing Buddhists, or the community of Buddhist monks and nuns Heaven VS Rebirth Rebirth: 6 possibilities...
1.Naraka beings: those who live in one of many Narakas (Hells)
2.Preta: sometimes sharing some space with humans, but invisible to most people; an important variety is the hungry ghost
3.Animals: sharing space with humans, but considered another type of life
4.Human beings: one of the realms of rebirth in which attaining Nirvana is possible
5.Asuras: variously translated as lowly deities, demons, titans, antigods; not recognized by Theravda (Mahavihara) tradition as a separate realm
6.Devas including Brahmas: variously translated as gods, deities, spirits, angels, or left untranslated

Rebirth is conditioned by the karmas of previous lives; good karmas will yield a happier rebirth, bad karmas will produce one which is more unhappy. The basic cause for this is the abiding of consciousness in ignorance when ignorance is uprooted, rebirth ceases. One of the analogies used to describe what happens then is that of a ray of light that never lands Heaven: the afterlife...
Traditionally, Christianity has taught "Heaven" as a place of eternal life and the dwelling place of the Angels and the Throne of God and a kingdom to which all the elect will be admitted. The term Heaven is applied by the Bible to the realm in which God currently resides. Not only will the believers spend eternity with God in heaven, they will also spend it with all other believers.The believers themselves will exist in incorruptible, resurrected and new bodies; there will be no sickness, no death and no tears. Basically: Heaven is a "perfect" place to live. Prayer VS Meditation Prayer is an act that seeks to to build a trusting relationship with God through worship. Prayer can be a form of religious practice, may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words or song. Buddhist meditation refers to the meditative practices associated with the religion and philosophy of Buddhism. Core meditation techniques (powerfully relaxing technique that opens smooth life energy flow through your body, heart, and mind) have been preserved in ancient Buddhist texts and have spread and diversified through teacher-student teachings. Buddhists pursue meditation as part of the path toward Enlightenment and Nirvana. Nirvana is the supreme state free from suffering and individual existence. It is a state Buddhists refer to as "Enlightenment".
It is the ultimate goal of all Buddhists. The attainment of nirvana breaks the otherwise endless rebirth cycle of reincarnation. Buddhists also consider nirvana as freedom from all worldly concerns such as greed, hate, and ignorance. No one can describe in words what nirvana is. It can only be experienced directly. What is Nirvana? Resurrection The resurrection of Jesus is the Christian religious belief that Jesus Christ returned to life on the Sunday following the Friday on which he was executed by crucifixion on the cross. It is a central idea of Christian faith. In the Christian faith the resurrection of Jesus is celebrated on Easter Sunday. Karma VS Sin Karma: Karma is the law of moral causation. The theory of Karma is a fundamental doctrine in Buddhism. It was the Buddha who explained and formulated this doctrine in the complete form in which we have it today.... In this world nothing happens to a person that he does not for some reason or other deserve. Usually, men of ordinary intellect cannot comprehend the actual reason. The definite invisible cause of the visible effect is not necessarily confined to the present life, they may be traced to a proximate or remote past birth. According to Buddhism, this inequality is due not only to heredity, environment, "nature and nurture", but also to Karma. In other words, it is the result of our own past actions and our own present doings. We ourselves are responsible for our own happiness and misery. We create our own Heaven. We create our own Hell. We are the architects of our own fate. Buddhist do not believe in sin..... Sin: Is viewed in terms of its effects on relationships, both among people and between people and God. Sin is seen as the refusal to follow God's plan, and the desire to be like God and in direct opposition to God's will. Christians meet at church, traditionally on Sunday mornings, to praise God and to learn more about the bible. They seek guidance how to live a more holy life and how to become more like Jesus Christ. Usually you sing praise and worship songs and then a preacher comes and discusses the Bible and the lessons within it. Church 8 Fold Path The Noble Eightfold Path describes the way to the end of suffering, as it was laid out by Siddhartha Gautama. Together with the Four Noble Truths it constitutes the gist of Buddhism. Great emphasis is put on the practical aspect, because it is only through practice that one can attain a higher level of existence and finally reach Nirvana. The eight aspects of the path are not to be understood as a sequence of single steps, instead they are highly interdependent principles that have to be seen in relationship with each other. 1. Right View-Right view is the beginning and the end of the path, it simply means to see and to understand things as they really are and to realise the Four Noble Truth.
2. Right Intention-While right view refers to the cognitive aspect of wisdom, right intention refers to the volitional aspect
3. Right Speech-Right speech is the first principle of ethical conduct in the eightfold path
4. Right Action-The second ethical principle, right action, involves the body as natural means of expression, as it refers to deeds that involve bodily actions.
5. Right Livelihood-Right livelihood means that one should earn one's living in a righteous way and that wealth should be gained legally and peacefully.
6. Right Effort-Without effort, which is in itself an act of will, nothing can be achieved, whereas misguided effort distracts the mind from its task, and confusion will be the consequence.
7. Right Mindfulness-Right mindfulness is the controlled and perfected faculty of cognition
8. Right Concentration-The eighth principle of the path, right concentration, refers to the development of a mental force that occurs in natural consciousness, although at a relatively low level of intensity, namely concentration JESUS Christians hold Jesus to be the awaited Messiah of the Old Testament and refer to him as Jesus Christ or simply as Christ, a name that is also used secularly. Christians believe that Jesus lived a sinless and holy life, which is virtually their goal as well. Christians believe that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, performed miracles, founded the Church, died sacrificially by crucifixion to achieve atonement, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven, from which he will return. The majority of Christians worship Jesus as the incarnation of God the Son, and the Second Person of the Holy Trinity. Gautama Buddha or Siddhrtha Gautama Buddha was a spiritual teacher from the Indian subcontinent, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. The word Buddha is a title for the first awakened being in an era. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhartha Gautama is regarded as the Supreme Buddha of our age, "Buddha" meaning "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." He was the first person to successfully reach Nirvana after meditating for 7 days in a cave Buddha Buddah & Jesus The Bible is the worlds best selling book, it is also the most shoplifted book in the world.
The most mentioned crop in the Bible is ‘corn’
The Bible has been translated into 1,200 different languages, including Klingon, for the Star Trek enthusiasts.
Most Christians undergo a ritual called being Baptized, which is an old tradition that involves application of water just to the head, or a full body submerging. This symbolically represents the washing away of sins, and acceptance into the Christian faith.
About 50 Bibles are sold every minute Fun Facts About Christianity! Fun Facts About Buddhism! In initial days, a Buddist monk was not supposed to cook food, he could only ask for food in alms. The purpose was to spend all the time in spreading awareness about Buddhism.

This religion is unlike any other religion because hey do not believe in gods. They believe in kindness and life after death. If you live a good life, you will have a better life in the next life and it will build up good Karma. If you live a bad life, you will have bad Karma the next life

A Buddhist should eat whatever food is given to him, but should never ask for an animal to be slaughtered for his meal.

Buddah was not actually fat! Church 8 Fold Path 3 Jewels of Buddhism Symbol BIBLE DHAMMAPADA
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